WWII German Special Badge for Single Handed Destruction of a Tank (Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen von Panzerkampfwagen durch Einzelkämpfer)-Commonly referred to as the Tank Destruction Badge, this features the silhouette (in black) of a German Mark IV Panzer over a bright silver flat wire thread background. The tank is made of a light metal and is secured to the backing by means of three flat prongs that go through the material and wrap around a metal support on the reverse of the badge. There is some discoloration on the front section of a few of the treads. The reverse has a blue badge cloth backing which is 100% intact! The obverse upper and lower border are trimmed in a thin (3mm wide) black cloth thread. These were awarded to individuals who single-handedly destroyed an enemy tank, accomplished by a rocket grenade, hand grenade, satchel charge or any similar hand held explosive device (panzerfaust). An excellent example of a scarce and desirable badge!